Advance Wars Campaign: Mission 9: Kanbei Arrives!

Difficulty: ***
Days: 4-6
Technique Limit: 2
Briefing:

This is your first of three battles against Kanbei. In all of them, the tactics to use should be fairly obvious, since Kanbei is such a tactical dunce. Just listen to the characters conversation before the battle and you'll know what to do. In this level, you have to rush forward and crush Kanbei's incoming units by day six.

Considering Kanbei's massive strength, Max is the best choice here. Even though Max's distance range is shorter, he can still make up for it and crush Kanbei faster than any of the other COs. While you can get a perfect score by eliminating Kanbei in five or six days, Max is able to do it in four days. To do this, you will need to place your units carefully and make Kanbei's units move into the correct position for optimal smashing on day 2. Your distance units should have attacks almost every day, and you should only lose your APC and an infantry. Remember that weakened units will always try to combine together, leaving you with only one unit to destroy, not two. The elimination tactics can be complicated, so if it's over your head, just try for five or six days.

Walkthrough:

This guide uses Max
Day one, attack the north rocket launcher with your north mid tank from the west, and the remaining rocket launcher with your south mid tank from the north. Move your north tank north into the forest above the city, your remaining tank east of that tank, move your artillery one south, your south rocket launcher one northeast, your remaining rocket launcher one east, your north mech one southeast, load your remaining mech into the APC and move it northeast of the artillery, dropping the mech north, move your south infantry east, and your remaining infantry west of your artillery.

Day two, attack the north tank with your rocket launcher and mech from the west, the south tank with your rocket launcher and mech from the west, the tank next to the river with your north mid tank from the north, the tank next to the damaged tank with your two tanks from the north and west, and the tank with your remaining mid tank from the north. Move your south infantry east, your artillery north of that infantry, and load your remaining infantry into the APC, moving one north two east and dropping the mech north.

Day three, attack the north mid tank with your rocket launcher, your north mid tank from the north, and your mech from the west. Attack the south mid tank with your rocket launcher, artillery, and mech from the west. Attack the artillery with your remaining mid tank from the north, the infantry with your healthy tank from the north and infantry from the west, and the north mech with your remaining tank from the north.

Day four, use your CO power. Attack the south infantry with your south mid tank from the north, the mid tank with your rocket launcher, the damaged tank with your damaged tank, the south mech with your mid tank, and the remaining mech with your tank.

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